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MLB Playoff Schedule 2014: Updated Bracket and Preview for NL Wild Card Game

Bleacherreport.com  -  With the Kansas City Royals getting the better of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night, the focus now shifts to the San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates.The two face off to determine who will meet the top-seeded Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series.The Giants have made the postseason twice in the last five years, but they made the most of those appearances, wi 8 hours

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NL wild card preview: Pirates look to battle past playoff-tested Giants

Sports.yahoo.com  -  There's no doubt the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco have taken two vastly different roads to reach the 2014 NL wild-card game. For the Pirates, there are 20 years of futility now firmly placed in the rearview mirror. The satisfaction of a winning season and simply making the postseason in 2013 has given way to desires of winning their first World Series championship since 1979. For the batt 10 hours

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Giants clinch NL wild-card berth after Brewers lose, finish grand collapse

Sports.yahoo.com  -  It's fitting that the fates of the San Francisco Giants and Milwaukee Brewers are tangled this way – two teams whose 2014 seasons will most likely be remembered for collapsing out of first place in grand fashion.That is, of course, unless the Giants go crazy in the postseason and make another World Series run. The Brewers lost 5-3 on Thursday to the Cincinnati Reds, and that loss cemented two thi 22 hours

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Does the AL or NL Have More Postseason Star Power?

Bleacherreport.com  -  And so it is down to 10. Also, 250. Ten, as in the number of teams left alive as we enter the 2014 MLB postseason. And 250, as in the number of players (give or take) who will step onto the October stage.Two of those teams and a handful of those players will meet in the World Series in less than a month. And either the American League or National League will prove its supremacy. Until then, 1 day 11 hours

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The National League is set: Reds beat Pirates to help Cards clinch NL Central

Sports.yahoo.com  -  The St. Louis Cardinals, before even playing an inning of baseball Sunday, became the 2014 National League Central champions.In a down-to-the-wire contest that helped avoid a tie-breaking Game 163, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 4-1. The Pirates needed to win their final game of the regular season to potentially force a tie atop the NL Central. They didn't, so the 1 day 12 hours

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How the Cardinals won the NL Central

Sports.yahoo.com  -  The NFL has the New England Patriots. The NBA has the San Antonio Spurs. And MLB has the St. Louis Cardinals. They're all organizations that somehow remain one step ahead of the competition, regardless of how much or how quickly the landscape changes, and that doesn't look to be changing any time soon.On Sunday afternoon, the Cardinals clinched their second straight National League Central crown 2 days

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MLB Playoffs 2014: Full Schedule and Predictions for AL and NL Wild Card Games

Bleacherreport.com  -  Just a handful of games remain in the 2014 MLB season, and nearly every team knows its fate at this point. A few franchises are still holding out hope to make a late charge into the postseason, but the bubble has popped for others.Strong starts for the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves weren't sustained, as both are on the outside looking in. Then there are the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Ath 4 days

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Dodgers clinch NL West behind Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Your browser does not support iframes.The script was straight out of Hollywood. With the Los Angeles Dodgers one win away from clinching a second straight NL West championship, two-time Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw took his turn in the rotation with an eye toward sealing the deal in front of the home fans against the Dodgers oldest rivals, the second-place San Francisco Giants.Kershaw no 6 days

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